Things to do in Accrington

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  • Barbara D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First visit in over 50 years, was extremely impressed with how it had changed. The staff gave us a warm greeting, explaining what was to see. The building was lovely and warm, despite it being a cold day. The exhibitions were interesting and worth seeing. We ended our visit with a cuppa and delicious cake in the cafe. Well worth a visit.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • Marie F
    Burnley, United Kingdom124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like the market . The cafes are great and there are still a few traditional stalls left . Lovely space nice and warm and great prices . Would recommend
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Paul S
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our coach dropped us off at the stadium but was told to park on a school some distance away, once off the coach we tried to go to the famous coleys bar but was told no away fans. Once inside the ground a male steward who I was told is called Peter was rude and tried to intimidate several fans because he thought he was some local hard man. The men and women in red security jackets had a chat with us at half time and apologised for his behaviour. At the end of the game I was struggling walking due to my ill health and needing a stick, a young male called Dom walked me to the main road and asked 2 of his colleagues Mark and Daz if they could help me, They went and got a vehicle and drove me to my coach they also helped me onto the coach. These 3 lads are a credit to the club and all stewards should learn from them. Well done gents and keep up the good work
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Foundoutabout
    London, UK200 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely quiet village some random independent shops a a great gin bar, good prices on a Sunday , can't miss it opposite the food store . Try it out you will be glad you did.
    Written 21 August 2018
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  • NHAW72
    Blackburn, UK67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love this place, staff are excellent and the children totally enjoy themselves. But I do feel that the Takeaway’s lack of customer service lets it down. Good food but we recently ordered kids meals which offered kids drinks. I wasn’t informed when ordered that none were available and was given fizzy drinks for toddlers. I questioned this and the staff member didn’t appear to be bothered. I also asked for cutlery and napkins which they didn’t have either. A simple apology would be helpful not just glazed look like I was asking for the world.
    Written 2 June 2022
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  • Barry Dutton
    Fleetwood, UK48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have made several visits to this antique shop and the recent addition of a coffee/snack area has only added to its attraction. Run by George and his wife you will find it a welcoming place to shop for jewellery, antiques and the occasional unique piece. A guaranteed warm welcome awaits both the occasional shopper and trader alike with bargains to be had throughout the shop. Wether you are spending £5 or £500 something will grab your attention
    I shall be returning.
    Written 29 January 2019
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  • Jeanette B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pamper Bees run by Nicky is an amazing shop, take a look for yourself at her products from wax melts, bath bombs, soap sponges and much more it is based in this Arcade, the Arcade is starting to fill up with some nice shops, you can also find Pamper Bees on Facebook and TikTok, all the best Jeanette x
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Brastard
    Bolton, UK157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had been to a Battle of the Somme commemoration service and aftrwards stepped into the Accrington Town Centre library. As one might expect, this is the archive for any information about the Accrington Pals of WW1. The building reflects the days of wealth when the Lancashire textile industry was at its peak a century or so ago.
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,811 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Accrington Town Hall is a municipal building in Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire, England. The town hall, which was the headquarters of Accrington Borough Council, is a grade II* listed building.
    The building was originally commissioned as an assembly hall to commemorate the life of the former Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel.[2][3] The cost of construction was funded by a campaign of public subscription led by a local businessman, Benjamin Hargreaves of Arden Hall.[4][5][6]

    The new building was designed by James F. Green and T. Birtwhistle in the neoclassical style, built in ashlar stone and opened as the "Peel Institute" in 1858. The design involved a symmetrical main frontage with seven bays facing onto Blackburn Road; the central section, which projected forward, featured a porte-cochère supporting a balustrade and a hexastyle portico with Corinthian order columns on the first floor with a pediment above.[ Internally, the principal room was the assembly hall on the first floor.[
    Written 12 July 2022
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  • IAN D
    Wigan, UK25,811 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St James' Church was founded on this site in 1546. The present building dates back to 1763 but with some later additions. There is a peal of 12 bells and these are still rung regularly. Sunday services are held every week, and a Food Bank and homeless drop-in operate during the week.
    There are some Georgian pews still in the building, but the majority are Victorian pews, with the addition of late-Victorian choir stalls.
    Written 3 May 2023
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  • Andy C
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't. The council have made Accrington not worth it. Seriously, don't park on the Arndale. ES parking.
    Written 28 July 2023
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  • Charlotte
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved our pottery painting session at Space2Make. Shirley was very helpful and explained all the available options. She was always on hand to help but not too overbearing. The lemon cake was delicious! Great, friendly atmosphere. We will definitely be back
    Written 23 October 2023
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